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In Memoriam: Felipe Ehrenberg

In Memoriam: Felipe Ehrenberg Conceptual artist Felipe Ehrenberg passed away in May 2017 at the age of 73. Born in Mexico City in 1943, Ehrenberg began his career as an editor before progressing into graphic, and then fine, arts. He

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In Memoriam, Michael Bishop 1946-2016

Michael Bishop was born in Palo Alto, California, on September 25, 1946, and died in Sacramento on September 20, 2016, from complications of heart disease. Michael was a gifted artist and photographer who was interested in making photographs that challenged

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In Memoriam, John Berger, 1926–2017

John Berger, a respected art critic and acclaimed artist and writer, passed away in his Paris home at the age of 90 on January 2, 2017. Berger was born in London, England, in 1926, and first ventured into the art

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In Memoriam: Nathalie Magnan (November 29, 1956–October 15, 2016)


Nathalie Magnan (November 29, 1956–October 15, 2016) Media activist and queer cyber-feminist Nathalie Magnan died in Marseille, France, on October 15, of metastasized breast cancer. She had skirmished with the invasion for 10 years, and died as she had wished:

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In Memoriam: Wendy Snyder MacNeil 1943–2016

Wendy Snyder MacNeil (1943–2016)   Renowned photographer and filmmaker Wendy Snyder MacNeil passed away on July 20, 2016, at her Lincoln, Massachusetts, home. Snyder MacNeil was born in Boston in 1943. The Snyder family spent three years in New York

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In Memoriam: William “Bill” Cunningham, 1929–2016

William “Bill” Cunningham, renowned for his prolific career as a photographer for the New York Times, has passed away at the age of 87, after a stroke. Cunningham’s photographic career spanned nearly forty years, making him a well-known and memorable

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VSW Mourns the Loss of Rick McKee Hock

We at VSW are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rick McKee Hock. Rick was a dear friend, invaluable staff member, and instructor at VSW where he used his brilliant creativity, intellect, and vast experience to great effect in

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In Memoriam: Harun Farocki, 1944–2014

When we show you pictures of napalm victims, you’ll shut your eyes. You’ll close your eyes to the pictures. Then you’ll close them to the memory. And then you’ll close your eyes to the facts. These words mark the beginning

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In Memoriam: Marion Faller, 1941– 2014

Marion Faller November 5, 1941–January 15, 2014 Artist and teacher Marion Faller passed away on January 15, 2014, after a short illness. Her photographic practice focused on elevating the mundane; she celebrated her surroundings by capturing them in her art.

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Richard Zakia, 1925–2012

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to esteemed colleague, prolific author, and Professor Emeritus of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dr. Richard Zakia, who passed away at the age of eighty-seven on Monday, March 12, 2012.

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Shrukk (Knot) by Mudabbir Ahmad Tak

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment / Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950 by Marjorie Backman

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Film as Verb: Documentary Imperfection in the Post-Factual Era by Gabrielle McNally

Speculations and Inquiries on New Participatory Documentary Environments

Toward a Theory of Participatory New Media Documentary

Documentary Untethered, Documentary Becoming

Collaborative Documentary Practice: Histories, Theories, Practices


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